An evening with Her Majesty

Ahh did we fool you with that title? Of course, we don’t mean the Queen, although that would be really amazing – we mean the band, Queen!

Summer Nights at Ormesby Hall is a series of film screenings outside of the National Trust grounds in Middlesbrough. Starting when the sun goes down, a film is shown into the night, projected on to a giant inflatable screen. It really is something to behold!

A squad of our ladies went down on Wednesday 28th August to see Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic. We all brought nibbles and picnic chairs, plus plenty of blankets and warm clothes, and settled down to watch the film. It was so lovely to be able to look out across the fields as the sky turned pink and orange!

We all had a great night, despite the chilly air towards the end of the film, and it was a great film to see. There were plenty of songs to sing along to, of course, and lots of clapping moments!

It’s definitely something we’d love to do again, so ladies, keep your eyes peeled for more nights like this!

September meeting reminder

We thought we’d put out a quick little post to remind our members about the meeting next week. It’s the first of the new schedule, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Join us on Tuesday 3rd September at 7:15PM where our guest speaker, the lovely Gillian Moore, will introduce us to Dr. Christopher Dresser, the designer behind Linthorpe Potteries, as well as show us a presentation about his dream. It’s going to be a fascinating night, especially if you’re interested in crafts or home decor.

Remember, you can come along as a guest – just let us know via our contacts page or Facebook and we’ll make sure that we look out for you.

We hope to see you all there!

Flying high at SIRF19 !


IMG_8022.aJPGWe were flying high at SIRF19 today !

Joining forces with our friends from Elm Tree and Fairfield WI, our ladies proudly marched in Stockton International riverside Festival Community Parade, with our beautiful silk and paper mache birds aloft!

They caused quite a stir as we walked down the High Street and back along the Riverside Road, especially when the breeze filled their wings and lifted their bodies high above us.

As ever, it was a pleasure and privilege to come together with 40 other community groups and be a part of something so special, an experience never to be forgotten ! it was made all the more special this year as we also took along our own WI banners.

Thank you to all of the ladies who worked with talented artist Morwenna Catt to make our wonderful costumes, and of course everyone who took part today or came along to show their support. Roll on SIRF20 !

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Just a reminder that we have our summer Social on Tuesday 6 August from 7.15pm. This will be a relaxed evening with some home-grown fun and games and the opportunity to catch up with everyone’s summer news. See you there !